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Imaging post bariatric surgery 02 Nov 2018

Obesity is a serious epidemic worldwide associated with morbidity and mortality. Surgical methods of weight
loss principle provide a sustained method to decrease the body mass index (BMI) and reduce these risks.

Several types of surgery exist based on two principles; the restriction of intake volume and procedures that promote
malabsorption, notably by-passing the stomach. These offer sustained weight loss but are not without their own
unique risks and complications. The author provides an overview of the indications and types of surgical options
available with an emphasis on normal and abnormal imaging findings, predominantly on CT.

Educational aims:
• To understand the anatomy of the surgical procedures for obesity and review normal findings post bariatric
surgery
• To identify common post-surgical complications
• To have a main focus on CT but other modalities as relevant

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Duration:22 mins


Speaker info

Nikhil Rao

Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist, University College London Hospital Dr Nikhil Rao qualified from the University of West Indies in Trinidad in 2001. He completed a surgical rotation, obtaining the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS). Thereafter, he held an educational post as a Teaching Fellow in surgery at St Helier Hospital, Carshalton. He gained a Post Graduate Certificate (PgCert) in education from the University of London, as well as a Masters in Surgical Practice (MSc) from Kent. Awards include Best Undergraduate Medicine Teacher and Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Teaching 2011/ 2012 from St George’s University of London. Dr Rao trained in radiology on the West Midlands training scheme, achieving the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in 2016 and subspecializing in gastrointestinal imaging (GI) and nuclear medicine. He has spent a year at University College Hospital London, pursuing a post CCT GI Imaging Fellowship returning to be a Consultant Radiologist in the West Midlands.